A classically trained singer from the Ottawa Valley who spent a third of her life in the Halifax music scene, Kelly’s sound is a blend of diverse styles, ranging from soul, folk, blues, rock & jazz. Her sound combines strong vocals with solid songwriting, backed by stellar musicians that offer a heartfelt and unique delivery. Since returning from Halifax to Ottawa, Kelly has been awarded the Galaxie Rising Star Award, has performed at major festivals and is garnering much media attention for her highly anticipated third album.
"Sloan, accomplished on both guitar and piano, has been writing her own material since 2008, with the release of her first album, Always Changes (2008), followed up by her second, Kelly Sloan (2010). Her new album, recorded in the fall of last year at the Echo Chamber in Halifax, remains true to her her raw and earnest songwriting style, with songs steeped in influences ranging from folk and country, to vintage flavours of 50/60’s pop and rock. However, this time, Sloan takes an adventurous step into bolder territory with a stronger presence of guitar work, varying rhythms, and some added synth, which lends to an even more diversified sound."
-Terry Steeves, APT613
Adriana's songs are honest and sparkling, and her live performances not quickly forgotten - raw and heartfelt in equal measure.
Having released her debut album in 2011, she has performed prolifically, sharing the stage with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Paolo Nutini, Eddi Reader, Midge Ure, and Dar Williams. She has also supported the legendary Joan Armatrading, who she joined during the Scottish leg of her 2014 UK Tour.